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Asian-Inspired Crumbled Tempeh Sandwiches

These high-protein sandwiches are a wonderful plant-based meal that can be prepped ahead for a quick and easy lunch. Not a fan of tempeh or can’t eat soy? Swap it out for a can of chickpeas or cooked ground turkey!

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Asian-Inspired Crumbled Tempeh Sandwiches

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 3 People
Calories: 146kcal


For the tempeh:

  • 1 block tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Gluten-free bread for serving

For the kale & cabbage:

  • 2 cups kale torn into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon gluten-free tamari
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Crumble tempeh with your hands into a bowl. Add peanut butter, tamari, hot sauce, lime juice, and ginger. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine kale and cabbage. Top with lemon juice, vinegar, oil, and tamari. Massage gently with your hands, taste, and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Assemble the sandwiches with a layer of crumbled tempeh, then top with the kale and cabbage mixture, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Asian-Inspired Crumbled Tempeh Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 501mg21%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4510IU90%
Vitamin C 73.6mg89%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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